ART2140 TEXTILE AND FIBERS
2 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in the Freshman or Sophomore year.
ART 2140 - Textile and Fibers (2 hrs.)
This is a basic course in textile and fibers, which includes familiarization with tools and methods of weaving and macramé, and a study of fibers, textiles and dyeing. This course is not restricted to art majors.
This course is designed for those who have not, or who have had, previous experience in the field of weaving and the fiber arts. It is an introduction to laboratory practice in the principles and elements of weaving and macramé. The central purpose of the course is to establish a firm foundation to build upon in order for better understanding of the fiber arts in its many different forms.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to successfully demonstrate a working knowledge of the selected media and techniques.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
UNIT 1: The Origins of Fabric
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of the early history of weaving and fiber construction.
- Early construction techniques
- Primitive materials
UNIT 2: Spinning and Coloring
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding and application of the materials and techniques utilized in hand spinning and yarn dyeing.
- Hand spinning
- Yarn dyeing
- Yarn and fabric patterning
UNIT 3: Hand Weaving on Loom
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding and application of the materials and techniques utilized in hand weaving on a loom.
- Materials for weaving
- Tools and equipment
- Preparation for weaving
- Loom and weaver controlled weaves
- Finishing procedures
UNIT 4: Construction Methods
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding and application of the materials and techniques utilized in different types of weaving, both on and off of a loom.
- Pile weaves
- Simple looms
- Non-loom techniques
2 projects from each media
1 large project for final
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
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Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.